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Folomov EDC C2

Folomov has released a new light with E21A powered by 14300 cell. The cell features USB charging circuit so it’s probably regular 14250 with a circuit adding 5 mm. Smile

http://www.folomov.com/en/content/?140.html

54.4 mm length, 18.5 mm diameter.
UI is a bit saner than that of their previous lights.

I really like it. Smile

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What are you seeing that’s different than their other UI?

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Direct access to moonlight.

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Yeah i have the EDC C4 and the UI is TERRIBLE!

4 levels, L M H T M L —if you want to go down one level you have to cycle 5 times
it goes to strobe if you try it too fast, also
long press for on, and also for off

(i see this new one continues the up/down annoyance with one less step – L M H M L)

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I like it. How much?

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14300 cell?, why?, can they make it fit popular 14500 cell?

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Agro wrote:
Direct access to moonlight.

I thought that the 18650S had direct access to moonlight?

I returned my 18650S shortly after I received it, because I didn’t like the wave mode sequence, and mine didn’t always go to the last used mode from moonlight – often went from moonlight to Turbo, regardless of what mode it was in when turned off.

I’ll be watching for reviews of this little light to see what users think of it.

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I looked at the linked web page:

It appears that the UI might be exactly the same as the 18650S. This means that I most likely won’t even try it.

I really like the mode spacing, but the run times on High and Turbo are pretty anemic.

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LightObsession wrote:
Agro wrote:
Direct access to moonlight.

I thought that the 18650S had direct access to moonlight?

I returned my 18650S shortly after I received it, because I didn’t like the wave mode sequence, and mine didn’t always go to the last used mode from moonlight – often went from moonlight to Turbo, regardless of what mode it was in when turned off.

I’ll be watching for reviews of this little light to see what users think of it.


I missed that, I only looked closer at their EDC lights. So it’s not a news.
The wavy mode switch doesn’t bother me much – though I don’t see the point of it. I dislike mode memory more – even though I do see its point. But that’s a common misfeature.
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mrheosuper wrote:
14300 cell?, why?, can they make it fit popular 14500 cell?

But then it would be a light with mediocre performance, mediocre UI and mediocre price for its class. Big Smile
Now it’s probably the only rechargable light in the 14250-14300 class. And the one with the best LED. And has moonlight. It suddenly becomes a quality offering. Big Smile
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Identical length to Olight S1 mini? S1 mini is slightly fatter, but I'd pick it every time over using a 14300/14250 cell

EDC Rotation: ZL SC62 | Jaxman E2L XP-G2 5A | Purple S2+ XPL-HI U6-3A | D4 w/ Luxeon V
"Back-Ups": EagTac D25C Ti | Olight S1
L6 XHP70.2 P2 4000K FET+7135 | Jaxman M8 | MF02 | Blue S2+ w/ ML Special
In-progress: Supfire M6 3xXHP50.2 | Jaxman Z1 White Flat
Others: Nitecore EC23 | Nebo Twyst | Streamlight ProTac 1AA | TerraLux LightStar 100

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The light weight, small size, proper clip orientation for hat brim use and high CRI emitter make it tempting to try for hat brim use.

The main obstacles to my purchase of this light are the UI and sucky run-times at High and Turbo.

Another concern is that in the pictures, the clip looks like it might have to be opened up a bit at the deep end in order to allow thicker seams at the top of some jeans pockets.

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WOW! 98 CRI

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Tixx wrote:
WOW! 98 CRI

That probably accounts for the dismal run times.

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I have 2 18650S’s and switched the LED to an XP-L Hi. It does have direct access to Moonlight (Long press from off) and even though I am not a fan of the ascending and descending UI, it’s not the worst I have ever used. The size of the light is what I like the most and the XP-L Hi helps with heat and adds a little throw. The 219D is horrible in that light.
I didn’t even know that an 18300 cell existed. 18500 or 18350 would make more sense.

Edit- I would also like to add that Folmov’s customer service is very good. Took a couple of weeks but the issue I had with my 18650S was resolved by them sending me a new tail cap assy. I was extremely happy with them.

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Tixx wrote:
I didn’t even know that an 18300 cell existed. 18500 or 18350 would make more sense.

It’s not 18300. It’s 14300. Mostl likely constructed out out 14250 and protection circuit which lengthens it to 14300.
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it will be a bit pricey
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I’m surprised they didn’t fold up shop after that 18650s hand burner / tint shifter fiasco

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Was tempted until I saw the strange cell format and UI.

Olight s mini is still the best extremely small flashlight after all these years. EDIT: only if you change the led of course

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This is much slimmer than any 16340 light. Which – for me – is precisely the point.

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Agro wrote:
This is much slimmer than any 16340 light. Which – for me – is precisely the point.

Sound great for you than. Are you going to order? I hope you will like it.

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Not sure. Depends on price and reviews. And magnet strength – due to the lack of attachment point I would need to hang it on my neck by the magnet. Smile

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Nichia E21A R9080CRI
FOLOMOV EDC C2

Sorry for my poor english.

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I’m really impressed that they went with a high CRI Nichia E21A and all the more with one with low CCT. Thumbs Up
A pity that the UI isn’t as impressive.

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I received mine about 20 minutes ago, messed around a bit and put the battery on to charge – charge indicator in switch was red.

It’s a cute little light and I kind of like it.

Construction quality seems quite good.

LED is well centered.

UI BIG SURPRISE – NOT WAVE MODE SEQUENCE!!!

NOT WAVE MODE SEQUENCE!!!

Mode sequence is L-M-H-L-M-H in my sample. That caught me off guard and it took me a few cycles to figure out what was going on. I guess they listened to the negative feedback about the Wave mode sequence and made adjustments.

Direct access to low and turbo are as expected.

The clips is actually quite snug – not sure if it will fit on my thicker hat brims.

Three quick clicks for lock-out doesn’t seem too cumbersome. I haven’t tried loosening the tailcap for lock-out. Switch is proud of the light tube and is easily activated, so lock-out seems like a good idea.

Definitely a bright little light on Turbo.

I haven’t done any testing of the CRI, yet. I’ll mess around more after the battery is fully charged.

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LightObsesson, appreciate your thoughts on this light. I’m interested in one. Meager run times on that tiny (240 mAh) cell however.

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An additional note on lock-out:
1/8 turn or less of the tail cap locks it out securely.

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Thanks for the info. Thumbs Up